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To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2009 16:47:43 -0400
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] High School puppet shows


I would think all ages would enjoy this one!  Would you still perform  
it? I would love to contract you for the Firehouse Theatre here in  
Richmond. And it gets very dark......perfect for a puppetry arts show!  
Let me know, Hobey.....


Mary Horsley
mphorsley-AT-verizon.net



On Apr 17, 2009, at 6:16 PM, Hobey Ford wrote:

> It was a fun show to perform but as with black light shows we'd ask
> for darkeness and not always get it.  One time they actually were
> ready for us and as I introduced the show out front, they hit the
> lights and it was so dark it took me several minutes to find my way
> into my stage and find the lights.  From then on I have always carried
> a flashlight in my pocket. We had several geodesic spheres which when
> we spun would strobe off the 60 cycle black lights.  We also had
> something like those toy hoberman spheres, but ours was 4 ft in
> diameter and it looked like  a sea urchin until we threw it into the
> air and it expanded into a beautiful sphere.  We used Bucky Fuller's
> method of surgical tubing vertice joints.  He used them to join
> dowells into polyhedron to feel the dynamics of different  shapes.  I
> still use the method to gather rods on some foamies with multiple rods
> and make them easy to grab.  I can share the technicque if there is
> interest.  It invoves threading the tubing crosswise through a second
> section of tubing. Some vertice had as many a 6 ends to joint at one
> joint.  At any rate Teachers loved the show because it turned a rather
> dry subject like geometry into an art spectacle.
> Unfortunately wecouldn't get Highschools to bite.  When they did  
> they loved it.
> On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 3:11 PM,  <puppetpro-AT-aol.com> wrote:
>> Marvelous!
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Hobey Ford <hobeyone-AT-gmail.com>
>> To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
>> Sent: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 11:37 am
>> Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] High School puppet shows
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>> Here is a picture of my eight foot wing spanned pteradactal  
>> blacklight
>> rod puppet.  It flew like my eagle and had great movement.  It is an
>> attachment so will follow shortly in the next e-mail below.  I don't
>> have any decent video.
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>> 2009/4/17 Mathieu René <creaturiste-AT-primus.ca>:
>>>   Hobey, do you have photos or footage of this show, that we could  
>>> see?
>>>   Sounds fun!
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